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Astr112 Photography Projects, Spring 2005

Students in Astr112: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe used the new Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Telescope in New Mexico for the images in this project. Each student made an observing plan, requesting four images of their target. (This might be four different colors to make a full color picture, four images at one color to get a more sensitive image, or four images at different exposure times to show both very bright and faint things.) Once the data were taken, they performed all the calibration steps to make their final image, and wrote a description. Below are thumbnails of the final images. Click on any image to see the full image with description. You can also page from one full image to the next with the "Forward" and "Back" arrows at the top of the page.

Teresa Cramer: M101 Spiral Galaxy
M101 Galaxy, Teresa Cramer

Amy deJong: M51 Whirlpool Spiral Galaxy
Whirlpool Galaxy, Amy  deJong

Jon der Nederlanden: Holmberg II Irregular Galaxy
HolmbergII, Jon derNederlanden

Megan Ghysels: M81 Bode's Spiral Galaxy
M81 Nebula, Megan Ghysels

Alicia Heersink: NGC4559 Spiral Galaxy
NGC 4559, Alicia Heersink
Marcus Koornneef: M106 Spiral Galaxy
M106, Marcus Koornneef
Tom Mazanec: Intergalactic Wanderer
Intergalactic Wanderer, Mazanec
David Park: Spindle Galaxy

 Jon Persenaire: Helix Galaxy
Helix Galaxy, Jon Persenaire

Brian Quarrella: Saturn
Saturn, Brian Quarrella

 Mike Smith: Intergalactic Wanderer
Intergalactic Wanderer, Smith
Clark Stevenson: Horsehead Nebula
Horsehead Nebula, Clark Stevenson
 Dan Wiarda: Owl Nebula
Owl Nebula: Dan Wiarda

Maurice Wright: Sombrero Galaxy

Sombrero Galaxy, Maurice Wright